Conventional valuation techniques take little account of the unexpected outcomes and uncertainties of real life. Real options are one method of tackling these problems in order to give a realistic view in practice rather than simply in the theoretical world. Tom Copeland in his contribution considers the probability that real options will in the future become the standard method of valuation and of evaluating the financial viability of ventures. This book follows past, current and potential future valuation techniques and discusses current trends in this area in the light of the ever-increasing desire to assess and manage risk and uncertainty.
Luc Keuleneer is a commercial engineer (Catholic University Leuven 1981) and Master of Business Administration (Finance) (University of Chicago, 1983). He is a director at KPMG in Brussels, where he is responsible for strategic financial services. In addition, he is Adjudicator in the Brussels Commercial Court. He lectures at the Free University of Amsterdam and the University of the Netherlands Antilles as Professor of Financial Management and as visiting professor at the University of Gent, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School ,the Catholic University of Leuven, the University of Maastricht and Royal NIVRA-VERA. He has various publications in his name. Willem Verhoog has been the Secretary of Royal NIVRA's Continuing Professional Education Committee (VERA) since 1976. He has enabled VERA to develop a CPE package with more than 100 seminars and 1000 participants each year. He is editor-in-chief of the monthly VERA Actueel journal, editorial board member of 30 different NIVRA publications, and is co-author of 7 books prior to this effort